• “The Sound of Music”

    November 14-17; 21-24, 2019      7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Location: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Adults: $18; Students: $9 – Reserved Seating This final collaboration between musical theatre giants Rodgers and Hammerstein was clearly destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When Maria, a young postulant, proves to be too high-spirited for the […]

  • Art A-La-Carte

    Nov 23 from 10am-2pm. Entry is $5 members, $8 nonmembers.

  • Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker

    An annual Christmas tradition, The Moscow Ballet “Great Russian Nutcracker” returns to the RP Funding Center on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm. A true Russian performance whose iconic dancers, puppets and hand-crafted costumes define their respective generations and now transcend them, The Moscow Ballet has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible 27 […]

  • KidsGiving

    November 22-30, 9am-5pm. Join Explorations V family and friends to practice the art of giving back. From feeding ducks safe food to picking up trash around downtown. Activity times vary daily. Check website for details. Most events are free.

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    By William Shakespeare. Nov 14-17 & 21-24. Thur-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm. This Shakespeare comedy is a beautiful play about misunderstandings, love, and deception.   Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, stops to visit his friend Leonato after a successful military campaign with some of his soldiers including Claudio and Benedick.  Leonato shares his house with his lovely […]

  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze

    CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live holiday family stage spectacular to Lakeland’s RP Funding Center on November 20th @ 7:30pm for one unforgettable performance. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, July 22nd at 9:30 am! This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate […]

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Fridays through Sundays,  Oct 24-Nov 17. The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Having Hope at Home

    Performances are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm, Nov 8-24. Tickets: Adult $18, 18 & Under $12. Season & Flex Passes are also available. Box office hours are Wednesdays 10am-2pm and one hour before showtime on performance days.

  • Squabbles

    A comedy by Marshall Karp. Directed by Susan Raesly. Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm; Nov 2-17. This hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother.  This play is one confrontation after another until the finale in which the oldsters discover that the other is not so bad.

  • Spirits: Ritual & Ceremonial African & Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan & Linda Rich Collection

    Exhibit is open from October 26, 2019 – January 26. Over the course of four decades, Dr. Alan and Linda Rich have displayed a passion for helping others, traveling the world and bringing medical care to those in need. With his profession as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and hers as an occupational therapist trained to […]

News

South Arts Upcoming Grant & Fellowship Deadlines

Current Opportunities from South Arts Traditional Arts Touring Grants Applications due December 5, 2020 Grants of up to $5,000 for organizations who present traditional artists and folklorists Traditional Arts Touring Grants work to increase the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South by funding projects that bring a traditional artist/ensemble […]

Webinar for Performing Arts Touring and Literary Arts Touring Grants

December 11, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m. ET Join Nikki Estes, South Arts’ Director of Presenting and Touring, for an overview of our Performing Arts Touring and Literary Arts Touring grants. These programs, with deadlines in March and May 2020, offer up to $7,500 to organizations in our nine-state region who engage out-of-state Southern performers and […]

Southern Prize & State Fellowship for Visual Arts Applications Due Dec 3

Grants will support nine visual artists with $80,000 in awards and a touring exhibition Submission Deadline: December 3, 2019 Review the guidelines and apply today South Arts’ Southern Prize and State Fellowships support the best visual arts being created in the South. Through a lens acknowledging the diversity of artists and creators in our region […]

Economic Impact Study of Nonprofit Arts Orgs in Lakeland (Dec 2014)

View or download the Economic Impact Study by the [Fullscreen] button below. Or, you can flip through the pages on the image. 

Milford Myhre named Lake Wales Pioneer of the Year 2019

44th Annual Pioneer Days Festival Milford Myhre named Lake Wales Pioneer of the Year 2019 LAKE WALES, Florida – The Lake Wales History Museum hosts the 44th Annual Pioneer Days Festival on Saturday & Sunday, October 26 & 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day in Lake Wailes Park. This event is a heritage celebration […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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